how do I tell FreeBSD to sync, for real ?
user at dhp.com
Tue Nov 8 22:08:46 GMT 2005
On 8 Nov 2005, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> > So my question is, well first off, why does this happen this way ? But
> > mostly what I want to know is, is there a more graceful way to tell
> > FreeBSD "sync for real this time, not just for joke only ?"
> > Basically, is there a nicer way to get what I want than:
> > sync ; sync ; sync ; sync ; sync ; sync ; sync
> "sleep 30"?
No, I'm not asking "why do I need to sync" ... I understand why I need to
wait, or issue a sync command. No problems there.
What I am asking is, why is one issuance of `sync` not enough ? Why is
two not enough ? Why do I need to issue 6 or 8 of them ?
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